TCPA has completed its study “Armenian Civil Society after Twenty Years of Transition: Still Post-Communist?” funded by the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN). The study discusses the communist legacy, trust toward the civil society sector, engagement and membership in the civil society organizations, volunteering, changes in the social and political environment of Armenia and more. This is a … Continue reading
Based on case studies of four activist campaigns, the webinar reflects on the role of independent civic activism in Armenia, describes civic groups at the forefront, and analyzes organized civic actions and methods used. The webinar addresses the origin and reasons for the campaigns, their challenges and impact so far, lessons learnt as well as prospects for future activism. The webinar is held by … Continue reading
TCPA team chapter on Volunteering in Armenia has been published in a new book entitled “Perspectives on Volunteering Voices from the South”, a newly released book, published by Springer. TCPA team chapter entitled “Volunteering in Armenia: Leaving the Soviet Legacy Behind?” presents Armenia’s experience, and is written based on some of the results of a 2-year study … Continue reading
What is the first thought that comes to mind when we hear these two words? Quite a few individuals would provide examples like World Vision, Transparency International, Red Cross, and other non-governmental organizations. For some, civil society is not just comprised of NGOs, but also of labor unions and even churches. Discussing various definitions of … Continue reading
TCPA in Blogging! 2015 Annual report Happy New Year 2016, everybody! Click here to see the complete report.
TCPA ongoing research project, funded by Academic Swiss Caucasus Net, is focused on the interaction and mutual perceptions of Non-Governmental Organisations and civic activists, placing these two actors into a broader perspective of Armenian political culture of participation and (mis)trust. We believe the relationship between Armenian NGOs and civic initiative groups to be quite complex: there is … Continue reading